Computer running xp service pack 2, 1 gig ram, 2 GHz Pentium.
Got nailed by a virus which hid all the folders - I fixed that but the last remaining problem is that the desktop does not show, nor can you place, shortcuts on it. If you right click on the desktop no menu appears. Also the start menu does not show though you can access All Programs and Control Panel.
I have searched around on Experts-Exchange about this problem but so far nothing in the Knowledge Base addresses this situation.